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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 5.75
SPAR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
91% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. SPAR: 5.75 )
SPAR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 5.75

Equity to Asset 0.68
SPAR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. SPAR: 0.68 )
SPAR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.68

0.31
0.8
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 4.11
M-Score: -2.96
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -1.75
SPAR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. SPAR: -1.75 )
SPAR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.75   Max: 8.88
Current: -1.75

-1.75
8.88
Net-margin (%) -1.27
SPAR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. SPAR: -1.27 )
SPAR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.33   Max: 5.54
Current: -1.27

-7.33
5.54
ROE (%) -3.48
SPAR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. SPAR: -3.48 )
SPAR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -27.58   Max: 35.15
Current: -3.48

-27.58
35.15
ROA (%) -2.36
SPAR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. SPAR: -2.36 )
SPAR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -16.13   Max: 16.36
Current: -2.36

-16.13
16.36
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -6.60
SPAR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 20.22 vs. SPAR: -6.60 )
SPAR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6.6   Max: 40.87
Current: -6.6

-6.6
40.87
Revenue Growth (%) -1.20
SPAR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. SPAR: -1.20 )
SPAR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.9   Max: 29.3
Current: -1.2

-20.9
29.3
EBITDA Growth (%) -57.70
SPAR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 10.60 vs. SPAR: -57.70 )
SPAR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -57.7   Max: 143.8
Current: -57.7

-57.7
143.8
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

SPAR Guru Trades in Q1 2013

John Rogers 783,379 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 988,672 sh (+62.97%)
Mario Gabelli 290,000 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 369,758 sh (-63.02%)
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Q2 2013

SPAR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Rogers 1,753,441 sh (+123.83%)
Chuck Royce 1,216,374 sh (+23.03%)
Mario Gabelli 290,000 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
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Q3 2013

SPAR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

John Rogers 2,530,962 sh (+44.34%)
Chuck Royce 1,273,874 sh (+4.73%)
Mario Gabelli 290,000 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2013

SPAR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Rogers 3,459,149 sh (+36.67%)
Mario Gabelli 290,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,226,374 sh (-3.73%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SPAR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -21.7%$5.59 - $7.53 $ 5.11-19%290000
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 1.10
SPAR's P/B is ranked higher than
90% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. SPAR: 1.10 )
SPAR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 6.53
Current: 1.1

0.44
6.53
P/S 0.37
SPAR's P/S is ranked higher than
85% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. SPAR: 0.37 )
SPAR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1.51
Current: 0.37

0.08
1.51
PFCF 18.30
SPAR's PFCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.15 vs. SPAR: 18.30 )
SPAR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 83.34
Current: 18.3

0.97
83.34
EV-to-EBIT 20.80
SPAR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. SPAR: 20.80 )
SPAR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 147.2
Current: 20.8

1.3
147.2
Shiller P/E 17.40
SPAR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 27.40 vs. SPAR: 17.40 )
SPAR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.86   Max: 60.88
Current: 17.4

3.86
60.88

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.96
SPAR's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
76% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. SPAR: 1.96 )
SPAR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 4.39
Current: 1.96

0.53
4.39
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.00
SPAR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
66% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. SPAR: 2.00 )
SPAR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 4.39
Current: 2

0.53
4.39
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
SPAR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -3.20 vs. SPAR: -0.50 )
SPAR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.4   Max: -6.3
Current: -0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.60
SPAR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 9 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. SPAR: 6.60 )
SPAR' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.69   Max: 60.98
Current: 6.6

4.69
60.98
Price/Tangible Book 1.20
SPAR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. SPAR: 1.20 )
SPAR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 3.24
Current: 1.2

0.74
3.24
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.50
SPAR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
97% of the 38 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SPAR: 0.50 )
SPAR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 4.18
Current: 0.5

0.51
4.18
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
SPAR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SPAR: 0.90 )
SPAR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 2.23
Current: 0.9

0.19
2.23
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.80
SPAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. SPAR: 4.80 )
SPAR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 74.8
Current: 4.8

0.7
74.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -40.69
SPAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
59% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. SPAR: -40.69 )
SPAR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -26.5   Max: 57.7
Current: -40.69

-26.5
57.7

Business Description

Industry: Truck Manufacturing » Truck Manufacturing
Compare:NAV, VOLVY, OSK, PCAR, MAGOF » details
Traded in other countries:SP8.Germany
Spartan Motors, Inc. was organized as a Michigan corporation on September 18, 1975. The Company is a niche market engineer and manufacturer in the heavy-duty, custom vehicles marketplace. It operates in three reportable business segments: Emergency Response Vehicles, Delivery and Service Vehicles, and Specialty Vehicles. Emergency Response Vehicles segment engineers and manufactures emergency response chassis, emergency response bodies and aerial equipment. Delivery and Service Vehicles segment consists of Utilimaster and is engaged in designing and manufacturing walk-in vans for the delivery and service market and the production of commercial truck bodies along with related aftermarket parts and assemblies & Specialty Vehicles segment consists of the Spartan Chassis operations that engineer, manufacture or assemble motor home chassis, defense vehicles and other specialty chassis and distribute related aftermarket parts and assemblies. It has five wholly owned operating subsidiaries: Spartan Motors Chassis, Inc., located at the corporate headquarters in Charlotte, Michigan; Crimson Fire, Inc. located in Brandon, South Dakota; Crimson Fire Aerials, Inc., located in Ephrata, Pennsylvania; Utilimaster Holdings, Inc located in Wakarusa, Indiana; and Classic Fire LLC ("Classic Fire"), located in Ocala, Florida. Spartan Chassis is a designer, engineer and manufacturer of custom heavy-duty chassis. Crimson engineers and manufactures fire trucks built on chassis platforms purchased from either Spartan Chassis or outside sources; Crimson Aerials engineers and manufactures aerial ladder components for fire trucks; Classic Fire engineers and manufactures fire trucks that are built on commercial chassis and offered at a lower price point for use as brush trucks, urban interface, tankers and smaller rescues; Utilimaster is a manufacturer of specialty vehicles made to customer specifications in the delivery and service market. The Company markets its specialty vehicles, including custom emergency response chassis, emergency response bodies and other specialty vehicles, throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as select markets in South America and Asia, primarily through the direct contact of its sales department with OEMs, dealers and end users. The Company utilizes dealer organizations that establish close working relationships through their sales departments with end users. The Company competes with companies that manufacture for similar markets. Its direct competitors in the emergency vehicle apparatus market are mainly smaller manufacturers. The Company's manufactured products and the industries in which it operate are subject to extensive federal and state regulations.

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